Climate Change

The Story Behind the 2021 Imagine Climate Stories

Mar 3, 2021
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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency launched Imagine Climate 2021 this week with the unveiling of portraits on Colorado Mountain College buildings throughout the Valley. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Lara Whitley about the companion storytelling project.

Faces of Climate Change Grace Lappala Center

Feb 24, 2021
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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency’s (CORE) Stories of Climate Change community mural project is finished in Carbondale, and friendly faces are on the west wall of CMC’s Lappala Center. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh visited the site on Saturday to watch the crew in action.

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This month on Shifting Gears, Will Evans in Arizona speaks with Moran Sol Broza in Israel. Broza is a chef, social impact entrepreneur, and climate ambassador. She has many years of experience in community and business development, focused on positive social and environmental impact.

 

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On January 12, the National Weather Service issued a six day flood warning in Carbondale after a major ice jam released on the Roaring Fork River. Christina Medved, Director of Community Outreach at Roaring Fork Conservancy, explains the science.

Bicultural Murals Raise Local Climate Change Awareness

Jan 5, 2021
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A new mural project is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Lara Whitley of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency or CORE to get the details. Mural submissions will be accepted beginning at noon January 6. For more information and to submit photo and audio, click here

Climate Change Programs Coming to Garco Libraries

Dec 8, 2020
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The Garfield County Library District just received a Resilient Communities grant for climate change-centered programs, which begin in January. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon got the details from Community Engagement Coordinator Lisa Girardot.

The ancient people of western Utah’s Danger Cave lived well. They ate freshwater fish, ducks and other small game, according to detritus they left behind. They had a lush lakeside view, with cattails, bulrushes and water-loving willows adorning the marshlands.

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Glenwood Springs based attorney Karl Hanlon is running for Senate District 8 against Bob Rankin this election. He spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about issues like climate change, economic development and recovery, western slope water, healthcare costs and more.

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Glenwood Springs-based attorney Karl Hanlon is running for Senate District 8 against incumbent Bob Rankin. He spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about  climate change, western slope water, healthcare costs and more.

Have you ever fallen in love with a place — the same way you can fall in love with a person — and seen it change before your eyes? KDNK is proud to present CORE's 3rd Annual Roaring Stories: Climate of Love, recorded at Rock Bottom Ranch on September 16, in partnership with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Lead With Love, WRIT LARGE, and GrassRoots Community Network.

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Reporter Elizabeth Miller joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss two recent articles, The Losing Coast for The Statesider, and COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates 2020 Wildfire Season for New Mexico In Depth.   

A new study in the journal Science says that human-driven climate change is pushing the American West into a megadrought, and into its driest period in more than 400 years.

 


Finding Columbia spotted frogs in Utah's mountains is not easy. But it's possible, with a guide like Paula Trater. She leads a visitor down a dirt path, then through mucky wetlands filled with cattails and a riot of birdsong.

Monday Community Calendar

Mar 9, 2020
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Here’s your community calendar for Monday, March 9th, with a full moon in Gemini, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, where your library card opens more than just books, including: movie streaming, eBooks and audiobooks, digital magazines, foreign language learning, and research database online services. For the list of today's events, like Community Conversations: Outer Climate/Inner Climate at Basalt Library, click on the headline.

Shifting Gears

Local Tyler Lindsay returns on Shifting Gears to continue a cross-generational conversation with Will Evans about our relationship to this planet mounting uncertainty. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

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Solar Rollers is a non-profit high school energy education program where student teams design, build and race high-performance, solar-powered R.C. cars. In May, the race comes back to the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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WildEarth Gaurdians

New research released last week by MJ Bradley & Associates shows that Colorado is off-course to meet emissions standards mandated in last year’s House Bill 1261. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

A warming climate is already causing river flows in the Southwest’s largest watershed to decline, according to a new study from federal scientists. And it finds that as warming continues it’s likely to get worse. 

On February 10, Campamento Climático: Pueblos Contra el Terricidio concluded with a march in Esquel, Argentina. Raleigh Burleigh shares audio from that event and defines the term "terricide." Tune in at 5am on Monday, February for a conversation in Spanish with Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir and Proceso de Liberación por la Madre Tierra.

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Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS
MADE FROM CARBON EMISSIONS / ESTA PIEZA ESTA HECHA CON
EMISIONES DE CARBONO.”

Wednesday Community Calendar

Feb 5, 2020
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Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, February 5th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library,  where community members will find a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. More information at Basalt Library dot org. For a list of today's events like Wilderness Workshop Naturalist Nights at the Third Street Center follow the headline...

When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

"Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.

Every time thick, dark rain clouds move over the deserts that surround Las Vegas, there's an anticipatory buzz. Flora and fauna alike begin preparing for the rare event, lying in wait for the first few drops.

Todd Esque is usually waiting for them too from his office in Henderson, Nevada. He knows how much desert life depends on their arrival. So when they do come, he's smiling.

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  A new study by media and analysis firm Corporate Knights reveals that Colorado's Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) lost over 1.7 billion in retirement savings since 2009 by continuing to invest in fossil fuels. Climate activists hope the new data could convince PERA's Board of Trustees to take divestment action.

Students from Aspen to New Castle gathered at Third Street Center for the Third Annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. KDNKs Amy Hadden Marsh and Lucas Turner were at the event, and have the details.

Today was the third annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. Students from six local schools met at Third Street Center in Carbondale to share presentations on topics like Health of the Roaring Fork River, Impacts of Snowmaking, Hydro Power, Grey-Water Use and more. Sarah Johnson is the director of the Youth Water Leadership Program, the group that organizes the event. She spoke about what makes this year’s summit stand out.

Calla Rose Ostrander

Climate Change Innovations Advisor Calla Rose Ostrander returns on The Inner Game, this time in-person, to discuss wise leadership and carbon sequestration. Listen to part 1 here.

Pueblos Contra el Terricidio

In early February, Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir hosts a climate camp at Mapuche Lof Pillañ Mahuiza in Argentina. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interprets an interview with Weychafe Moira Millán from 2019 to set the context for this upcoming, international gathering of indigenous peoples in defense of life on Earth.

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Climate change can elicit strong emotions like anger, fear, and grief. And, Aspen therapist Emily Supino wants to help. She’s offering free group sessions open to anyone, beginning next week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Supino to get the details. 

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